Have your student present their funny & creative mimed skits about the Roman Empire. I've done this for years and it is always a favorite with students. It also places responsibility for synthesizing, evaluating and creating a product squarely on the students’ shoulders.
Included in purchased materials is:
Seven clear steps for students to follow when creating skits
A list of basic level topics on the Roman Empire that will challenge but not frustrate general level classes
A list of challenging abstract concepts of the Roman empire that challenge the brightest students.
A sheet of helpful hints for teachers
A simple, quick, time saving grading rubric
I look forward to your comments and best wishes,
The Past is a Blast